Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day Unit

I normally write about our homeschool week after the fact, but I thought I'd write about my plans instead this week, in case anyone was still looking for Valentine's Day ideas.

Below is a picture of our sensory bin. I had it about halfway finished when I saw the bins at 1+1+1, and Counting Coconuts. I ended up borrowing some of their ideas.

Some of the contents of ours are:
flower petals
pom poms
heart shaped beads
felt hearts
red plastic letters
plastic heart bracelets

We'll be doing some scavenger hunt type activities, like "find two kinds of red hearts," " find something fluffy, and something hard." I'll also be doing some color sorting with V.

After reading through the excellent list of Valentine's activities at Counting Coconuts, I set up a lacing activity with beads and pipe cleaners. I also pulled out red and white Unifix cubes to work with this week, red wooden beads and laces, fake flowers for V to arrange and pretend with, and dot stickers as a fine motor activity for V, who by the way loves stickers.

We're going to talk about different kinds of love, the love a parent has for their children, love for a pet, love for a friend, the love God has for us.

We'll be making handmade Valentine's Day cards as a crafty activity.

To practice writing, we'll be filling out the to and from sections on ready made cards, and writing a "love" letter to a favorite person of L's choosing.

We'll be doing some math and pattern activities with conversation hearts candy. The kids never seem to get tired of "candy math."

I printed out some of the printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler to use as well.

Below you'll find some of the resources we'll be using this week.


  1. Good ideas and designing of the party theme.Thanks for this article with detail information.

  2. Looks like a fun way to learn.